he Inspired Word presents one of the most powerful and versatile performers in NYC, Tai Allen + comedian Ilya Rashkovskiy + our amazing 20-slot open mic open to all types of artists. Hosted by Nathan P.
Tai Allen is a poet, singer, musician, designer and multi-talented artist. His influences range from Bob Marley and Aretha Franklin to Norman Connor and Gil Scot-Heron to the Beatles and Post-Modernism. His writing and essays have appeared in Bomb Magazine, Uptown Magazine Online, the NYC Underground (France) and the Daily Challenge. Tai's chapbook, Easy Readin, and companion CD, For Easy Readin, have been featured on BET/CentricTV, Soultracks and Nu-Soul Magazine. He is the National Poetry Awards 2010 Winner for best album and was a nominee for best single. He is also shares a partnership with Jonn Nubian on an interactive/music production company called Vicelounge (http://vicelounge.com/).
Ilya Rashkovskiy has had an unusual trek to the New York City comedy scene. He was born in Russia, but moved to America when he was 7 years old. He had a job in finane, but quit after only two months. He played poker for two years, but left that too. For the last two years, he’s split his time between selling real estate and making people laugh. He’s performed and hosted at the Comic Strip and produced his own comedy shows at Will McBride’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he currently resides.
Produced by: Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
116 MacDougal Street
(between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 703-1512
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm
Show starts @ 7:30pm
Cover Charge: $10
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